Summer Institute

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AWP  2015 Invitational Summer Institute

IPFW’s Appleseed Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Invitational Summer Institute to be held on the IPFW campus from June 10-June 26, 2015.

The Appleseed Writing Project Summer Institute is an intensive writing workshop offering a professional development opportunity for teachers in all disciplines and grade levels K-16 to develop their skill as writers and as teachers who use writing effectively in their classrooms.

Based on the availability of funding from the National Writing Project, ten outstanding teachers will be selected from applicants who have been recommended by their principals or by colleagues who have previously attended this summer institute. Each teacher will receive a $400 dollar stipend to attend.  Teachers meet daily June 10 to June 26 from 9:00 to 4:30 pm. The summer institute includes 90 contact hours and can be taken for graduate credit if a teacher chooses to pay the tuition.

During the summer institute, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of writing instruction as well as research and reflect on their practice. Based upon the National Writing Project professional development model, institute participants will

  • Increase their individual knowledge and enjoyment of writing
  • Develop as writers
  • Participate in writing groups to share and respond to one another’s words
  • Present a demonstration of a successful teaching approach
  • Discuss applications of current research and curricular movements in writing and writing assessment including CCSS and technology
  • Share “best practices” that will empower their students
  • Research and reflect on their own writing
  • Develop skills of collaboration and coaching

To apply for the summer institute, complete the application form posted above by May 11 and submit it electronically as an email attachment to AWP Site Director Karol Dehr at dehr

(Applicants will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of their application materials.)

In addition to reviewing your application, we will contact you for a brief personal interview that will allow you to ask questions about the institute and meet AWP leaders.  Interviews will take place at IPFW in the spring and participants should be selected by mid May.

We look forward to receiving you application.  If you have questions, please call Karol Dehr at 260.481.6074 or email  You can learn more about the National Writing Project by visiting



Karol Dehr, Director                            Cheu-jey Lee, Director                                      Terry Springer, Co-Director

IPFW                                                      IPFW                                                                      IPFW

Dept. of English & Linguistics           College of Education & Public Policy              Dept. of English & Linguistics


All application materials should be submitted electronically by Monday, May 11, 2015 to Karol Dehr at